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October 02, 2019 | Violet room, ALT Hotel Fourth Annual Trainee Day

The Beginning, Middle and End of Patient-Oriented Research

Diabetes Canada and Diabetes Action Canada are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Trainee: The Beginning, Middle and End of Patient-Oriented Research. It will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba just prior to the start of the 2019 Diabetes Canada/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference and Annual Meetings.

This is an excellent opportunity for trainees to learn about Patient-Oriented Research (POR), hone your grant writing skills participate in mock review panels, and how to effectively communicate your work to the lay public.

Submit a proposal

Those who register to attend must submit a two-page research proposal by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) Monday, September 2.

Each proposal will be reviewed and assigned to a mock review panel that will be moderated by an established researcher. You can submit a recent or upcoming studentship application, as you will get feedback from other trainees and faculty that may strengthen the proposal or an entirely new submission for a project you would like to tackle in the future.

The proposal should be single-spaced, using either 12-point Times New Roman or 11-point Arial font, with a minimum margin of 2 cm around each page. Condensed type or photo-reduction, except for figures, will not be accepted. References can be added to a third page.

The proposal should provide a clear, concise outline of your proposed project, including brief rationale for the study, hypotheses, objectives, experimental design, methods and statistical analyses, significance of the work, and possible barriers to the work and solutions to overcome them.

In additional to your proposal, please include two paragraphs on the following subjects:

  1. A paragraph on how you would or not include patient partners in your project
  2. A paragraph on how sex and gender will be incorporated in your project

When completed, please send your proposal and paragraphs to Our intention is to provide each of you with insight into the peer review process.

To encourage trainees to attend this session, Diabetes Action Canada will provide the following benefits for the first 30 trainees who submit a two-page proposal and participate in the entire trainee day:

  • Four nights of hotel accommodation for the nights of October 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2019
  • Complimentary conference registration

2019 Professional Conference

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Location Details

October 02, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Violet room, ALT Hotel
310 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2H3

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About the event

The Beginning, Middle and End of Patient-Oriented Research

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast on site
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Patient Engagement - Patient Stories to Inform your Research Question

Howard English - Patient Partner DAC

Allison Dart - iCARE research project

Helen Robinson-Settee - Can-SOLVE CKD

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m Sex and Gender Talk Sofia Ahmed
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m - 12 p.m. Everything You Didn't Learn about Grant Writing in Graduate School - How to Write a Grant That Will Get Funded Jon McGavock
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Review trainee proposal submissions, and Sex and Gender paragraphs (Basic, Clinical and Epidemiology sub-groups) Summary from Working Groups

Jon McGavock

André Carpentier

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Communicating your Research - How to communicate your research to the scientific community and your patient partners

  • Communicating in Science
  • Communicating Outside of Science
Krishana Sankar
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Diabetes Canada New Investigator Award Winner

  • Presentation
  • Q&A
5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wrap up

Jon McGavock

André Carpentier

Pub Scientificque

All attendees are invited to attend and continue the conversation and discussion with faculty members and others.

Location: TBD

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Light hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer will be served.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsored By:

Diabetes Action Canada

Categories: Conferences & Expos

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments concerning this event, please contact

The research team